Standard ten

Policies and procedures support child safety

Policies and procedures document how the entity is safe for children

10.1 Policies and procedures address the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards.

10.1.1 All relevant policies and procedures reference appropriate safeguarding approaches, requirements and responsibilities.

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10.2 Policies and procedures are accessible and easy to understand.

10.2.1 The entity’s policies and procedures relevant to safeguarding [refer to Indicator 10.1.1] are readily available and accessible to all personnel.

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10.3 Best practice policy models and stakeholder consultation inform the development and review of policies and procedures.

10.3.1 The entity has processes in place to monitor adherence to policies and procedures relevant to safeguarding.

10.3.2 The entity has processes in place to develop and review its policies and procedures relevant to safeguarding. These processes include consulting with and incorporating advice from experts, children, families, carers and communities.

10.4 The Church Authority and leaders champion and model compliance with policies and procedures.

10.4.1 The Church Authority and leaders promote and enact all policies and procedures relevant to safeguarding.

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10.5 Personnel understand and implement the policies and procedures.

10.5.1 The entity encourages regular discussion and feedback from personnel on their understanding and practical implementation of policies and procedures. 

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